C.W. Avery Family YMCA

  • News and Notes

    All branches of the Greater Joliet Area YMCA will close at 1 p.m. on Monday, May 29 in observation of Memorial Day. We hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend!

  • Run Wild at the Y

    runclubteeJoin the C.W. Avery Family YMCA Run Club

    Whether you are just starting to run or you are a seasoned racer, the C.W. Avery Family YMCA’s Run Club is a great way to build your endurance and learn new training tips while forming new friendships.

    Club members meet twice per week for outdoor runs (weather permitting): Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 6 a.m. Runs will be moved indoors in cases of inclement weather.

    JOIN US:

    Spring Kickoff Meeting
    Thursday, May 25 at 6:30 p.m.

    The Run Club is kicking off the spring season with an informational meeting and organized run. All are welcome to join! This is a great opportunity to learn more about the club and see if you’d like to join. Meet us at the pavilion behind the Y and come prepared for a run!

    With an annual Run Club Membership, you receive: 

    • An official Run Club Dri-Fit t-shirt
    • Weekly updates regarding local races via a private Facebook group
    • Invitations to quarterly meetings and a number of social events and outings throughout the year

    Annual fee: $20 for YMCA Facility Members, $40 for Community Members

    Register Online

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  • Fitness Fun Under the Sun

    Outdoor Exercise Classes

    Get moving this summer by attending your favorite YMCA group exercise class OUTSIDE! New this summer to the Greater Joliet Area YMCA, Fitness Fun Under the Sun group exercise classes will be offered weekly at locations in Joliet, Plainfield and Morris. This is a great opportunity to get outside and enjoy the summer weather without having to skip your workout.

    Hip-Hop Fitness @ Goold Park in Morris
    Wednesdays at 10 a.m., from June 7-August 9

    Hip-Hop Fitness is a dance fitness class designed to get you moving to popular music and movements. Be prepared to sweat and get fit the fun way. Anyone can do it!

    Address: 998 Lisbon Street, Morris IL 60450
    Instructor: Stacey

    Zumba @ Ira Jones in Plainfield
    Thursdays at 9:15 a.m., from June 8-August 10

    A YMCA favorite, this super fun choreographed dance fitness class fuses Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a dynamic fitness experience.

    Address: 15320 Wallin Drive, Plainfield, IL 60544 (in the parking lot next to the baseball fields)

    Stretch & Tone @ First Assembly of God Church in Joliet
    Select Sundays at 7 a.m.: June 11, 25; July 2, 30; August 6, 13

    Open to all levels of exercisers, this low-impact class focuses on improving flexibility and balance and reducing stress.

    Address: 1741 Essington Road, Joliet, IL 60435
    Instructor: Allene

    All classes are free and open to the community.
    Participants must be 12 years of age or older. No registration is required. In cases of inclement weather, classes will be canceled. Please contact your local branch or check the Y’s Facebook page for cancellation announcements.

  • Summer Membership Opportunities

    At the Y, we exist to strengthen community. With a mission centered on balance, the Y brings families closer together, encourages good health and fosters connections through fitness, sports, fun and shared interests. As a result, millions of people, just like you, are receiving the support they need to engage in healthy and active lifestyles.


    • Affordable prices
    • Family, Adult, and Youth Membership options
    • Lower rates and significant cost-savings on YMCA programs
    • Opportunities to connect with family, friends and neighbors
    • Access to four Greater Joliet Area YMCA branches and amenities*
    • Free Child Watch Services** for Family Members

    Your membership also gives you opportunities to save on YMCA programs like summer camps, youth sports and swim lessons, and access to our indoor lap pool, family aquatic center and free fitness classes.


    Family Plus3 Adults & Their Dependents$275
    Family2 Adults & Their Dependents$240
    One Adult Family1 Adult & Their Dependents$200
    Two Adult2 Adults in Same Household$175
    AdultAge 26 and older$160
    Young AdultAges 19-25$100
    YouthAges 0-18$80

    *YMCA Summer Memberships must be purchased at your local YMCA. This membership expires 90 days from date of purchase or August 31, 2017, whichever comes first. **Some restrictions apply.

  • Get Ready for the Best Summer Ever

    The Y provides a safe, affordable and fun day camp for youth and teens, grades K-8. YMCA Summer Camp offers kids a chance to have fun while building a healthy spirit, mind and body. Campers will enjoy a summer full of water fun, weekly field trips, sports, outdoor exploration, arts and crafts and more.

    Download a form below to register at the YMCA or register now by clicking here.

    Learn More about Summer Day Camp

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